Virtual Unrealities, The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester by Alfred Bester

By Alfred Bester

Alfred Bester took technological know-how fiction into hyperdrive, endowing it with a wit, velocity, and narrative inventiveness that experience encouraged generations of writers. And nowhere is Bester funnier, swifter, or extra audacious than in those seventeen brief stories—two of them formerly unpublished—that have now been introduced jointly in one quantity for the 1st time.

Read concerning the sweet-natured younger guy whose out of the ordinary solid good fortune seems to be disastrous for the remainder of humanity. discover why travelers are flocking to a hellish little city in a post-nuclear Kansas. Meet a warlock who practices on Park road and whose potions agree to the natural nutrients and Drug Act. Make a take care of the Devil—but no longer with out calling your agent. incredible, bubbling, attractive, and sardonic, digital Unrealities is a old assortment from one among technological know-how fiction's actual pathbreakers.

Disappearing Act
Oddy and Id
Star mild, famous person shiny (1953)
5,271,009 (1954)
Fondly Fahrenheit (1954)
Hobson's selection (1952)
Of Time and 3rd road (1952)
Time is the Traitor (1953)
The males Who Murdered Mohammed (1958)
The Pi guy (1959)
They Don't Make reasonable They Used To (1963)
Will You Wait? (1959)
The Flowered Thundermug (1964)
Adam and No Eve (1941)
And three half to Go
Galatea Galante (1979)
The satan with out Glasses

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Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques (2nd Edition) by Alexander S. Nicholas, Evan A. Nicholas

By Alexander S. Nicholas, Evan A. Nicholas

This hugely praised atlas offers suggestions mostly taught and utilized in osteopathic clinical schooling and perform, serving as an authoritative reference for examination practise and scientific rotations. step by step directions, richly illustrated with full-color figures, consultant the learner via greater than 350 manipulative equipment.

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Microcosms (Panther) by Claudio Magris

By Claudio Magris

Translated by means of Iain Halliday

In his acclaimed paintings Danube, Claudio Magris painted an unlimited canvas stretching from the resource of the river to the Black Sea. Now he specializes in the tiny borderlands of Istria and Italy the place he used to be born and the place he has lived such a lot intensely. From the forests of Monte Nevoso, to the hidden valleys of the Tyrol, to a Trieste cafe, Microcosms items jointly a mosaic of reports - comedian, tragic, picaresque, nostalgic - from life's minor characters. Their worlds may be small, yet they're faraway from minimalist: in them flashes the good, the significant, the unrepeatable value of each lifestyles. Microcosms received the Strega Prize in 1997.

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Beyond Environmentalism: A Philosophy of Nature by Jeffrey E. Foss

By Jeffrey E. Foss

This special e-book offers considerate perception into the present courting among humankind and the environment

past Environmentalism is the 1st publication of its style to offer a well timed and correct research of environmentalism. The author's a long time of expertise as a thinker of technology enable him to seriously understand clinical concerns and to increase and clarify sound, moral guidelines in keeping with them. the result's a quantity that builds a philosophy of nature and is helping the reader verify humankind's dating with and effect at the international round us.

This cutting edge booklet discusses the inconsistencies, either clinical and philosophical, of well known environmentalism and sheds new views at the matters, motives, and debates that include society at the present time. The aim isn't really to settle environmental concerns as soon as and for all, yet relatively to supply the foundation for extra reasoned, medical, and efficient debates. the necessity for a brand new philosophy of nature is explored via methodological dialogue of numerous subject matters, including:

  • The upward thrust and fall of medical proof

  • Nature in faith, romance, and human values

  • Humankind's accountability to the environment

  • The worth of freedom

  • Kinship between species

Numerous case experiences during the booklet delve into international warming, the ''sixth extinction,'' the precautionary precept, toxins, and different well known matters inside of environmentalism. characteristic packing containers consultant the reader via advanced issues akin to eco-sabotage, the Gaia speculation, and the city heat-island influence, whereas vibrant illustrations exhibit clinical facts, theories, and philosophical arguments in a reader-friendly manner.

With its balanced method of provocative concerns, past Environmentalism serves as an outstanding, thought-provoking complement for classes on environmental reviews on the undergraduate and graduate degrees. it's also an attractive and available learn for a person with a common curiosity in environmental matters.

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Emerging Development of Agriculture in East Africa: Markets, by Takashi Yamano, Keijiro Otsuka, Frank Place

By Takashi Yamano, Keijiro Otsuka, Frank Place

Based on a coordinated panel examine of greater than 2,400 families in 3 countries—Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia—this e-book offers unparalleled perception into how agricultural productiveness will be more advantageous. Its great insurance of over 240 diverse groups bargains a large choice of coverage, industry and agro-climatic contexts, hence allowing extra sure conclusions to be drawn approximately which options are extra most likely common or context-specific.

Emerging improvement of Agriculture in East Africa bargains case experiences that locate promise in lots of new options. Farmers in Uganda have speedy discovered the administration of NERICA rice (a new upland rice variety), that is being disseminated in a restricted manner within the quarter. additionally in Uganda, farmers dwelling in additional distant parts have superior entry to markets a result of growth of cellphones. In Kenya, more suitable milk advertising platforms have elevated potency and resulted in tangible raises within the adoption of dairy creation applied sciences. And the adoption of extensive dairy creation structures in Kenya and Uganda are delivering a great deal of manure and definitely impacting yields of maize and banana.

Despite the good fortune of those ideas, lots of their affects are restricted when it comes to intensity (size of impression consistent with loved ones) and breadth (number of households). as a result, every one bankruptcy information key constraints to stronger effect and the capability coverage options to beat them. Many concepts drawback the development of markets, that is vital to expanding agricultural productiveness and lowering poverty. specific emphasis is put on the position of know-how to urge institutional and marketplace switch, as used to be glaring in Asia’s eco-friendly Revolution. Altogether, the reports within the e-book recommend that, as well as enhancing markets and the output / enter rate ratio, it truly is necessary to increase expertise (e.g. kinds or water administration) in order that fertilizer and different inputs can earn a better return.

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Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World by Julian Agyeman

By Julian Agyeman

Environmental activists and teachers alike are knowing sustainable society has to be a only one. Environmental degradation is nearly constantly associated with questions of human equality and caliber of existence. through the global, these segments of the inhabitants that experience the least political energy and are the main marginalized are selectively victimized by means of environmental crises. This ebook argues that social and environmental justice inside and among international locations could be a vital part of the regulations and agreements that advertise sustainable improvement. The booklet addresses the hyperlinks among environmental caliber and human equality and among sustainability and environmental justice.

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Protecting the Future: Stories of Sustainability from RMIT by Sarah Holdsworth, Tricia Caswell

By Sarah Holdsworth, Tricia Caswell

Keeping the longer term showcases tangible examples of the sensible implementation of world sustainability and the triple bottom-line plus one (comprising environmental, social and cultural monetary and governance dimensions) within the scholarship and operations of RMIT college. those useful tasks, functions and methodologies delivers details and proposal for people or firms eager to enforce worldwide sustainability rules of their making plans and operations. worldwide sustainability is without doubt one of the quickest growing to be issues around the globe. firms of all types are more and more conscious that their destiny could depend upon their skill to create options to financial, environmental, social and cultural in addition to governance concerns.

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Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth by Christian de Perthuis, Pierre-André Jouvet, Michael Westlake

By Christian de Perthuis, Pierre-André Jouvet, Michael Westlake

Many think financial development is incompatible with ecological renovation. Green Capital demanding situations this argument by way of transferring our concentration clear of the shortage of uncooked fabrics and towards the deterioration of the good normal regulatory capabilities (such because the weather procedure, the water cycle, and biodiversity).

Although we will locate substitutes for scarce average assets, we can't change a ordinary regulatory procedure, that's highly complicated. it really is for this reason serious that we introduce a brand new expense into the financial system that measures the prices of wear and tear to those regulatory features. this variation in point of view justifies such concepts because the carbon tax, which addresses now not the shortage of carbon however the lack of ability of the ambience to soak up quite a lot of carbon with out provoking the weather method. Brokering a sustainable peace among ecology and the economic climate, Green Capital describes quite a number valuation schemes and their contribution to the targets of eco-friendly capitalism, featuring a brand new method of traditional assets that merits either companies and the environment.

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